P-05-929 Encouraging the use of “Cymru” and “Cymry” when referring to ourselves in Welsh and English
This petition was submitted by Mair Edwards having collected a total of 127 signatures.
Text of Petition
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to refer to our country as Cymru, and the nation as Cymry, in Welsh and English in all official statements. The origins of the terms "Wales" and "Welsh" refer to us as foreigners and vassals in our own country. It is time for us to define ourselves rather than being defined by another nation – and a symbol of this would be to refer to ourselves as Cymry and our country as Cymru.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/06/2020.
The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to close the petition, given that the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language has stated that she does not support the adoption of a general policy to use these terms, although would support their use as appropriate. The Committee agreed to thank the petitioner for bringing this matter forward.
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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 21/01/2020.
Senedd Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 06/01/2020